Spring Events Around the Ballona Wetlands
By Bev-Sue Powers, (C) All Rights Reserved, www.BallonaPhotography.com
Spring has sprung into full gear. In the past month, most of the sea birds have departed for their northern nesting destinations. Birds that breed here in the Ballona Wetlands have returned to last year’s nests. More often than not, I’ve seen our local nesting neighbors in flight with twigs in their beaks, from the Great Blue Herons to the tiniest of sparrows. Shown is a Mockingbird who has returned to last year's nest.
I encourage you see how many different birds nest around you. Visit the wondrous nesting sites of the Great Blue Heron and Cormorants’ colony at the end of Bora Bora Way and in Mariner’s Village. Visit the colonies of the Black-crowned Night Heron, the Great Egrets and the Snowy Egrets in the last 13 trees on Marquesas Way.
In celebration of our marvelous wildlife neighbors, a smorgasbord of interesting local events are coming up. Come learn about the astounding biodiversity in the Ballona Wetlands and about groups who support our wildlife, such as Friends of Ballona, wildlife rescue groups, LA Audubon, LMU’s exciting Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) program, and with many others. Join us in reveling in our wildlife neighbors. I (Ballona Photography) will have a booth at all of the following events with my “Ballona Wetlands Fishing Tales – Hook, Line, & Sinker” project. I’d love to see you - stop by and say hi!
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